Updates: news releases and updates

International Day of Climate Action

Oct. 30, 2009 / Posted by: AKitlas / Categories: Blog

Despite the gloomy weather last weekend in the nation’s capital, a diverse group of local activists filled Malcom X Park on October 24 to show solidarity with people across the globe and call for action to stop pollution and poverty. The eve...

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Controversial nomination advances out of committee

Oct. 16, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

On Thursday, October 8, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed the nomination of controversial nominee Joseph Pizarchik to be the head of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement by a voice vote. Senator's Bernard...

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Air pollution protections under threat

Oct. 16, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Great Lakes exemption could derail limits for ship pollution For several years, Friends of the Earth and various other environmental groups, air regulators, and public health organizations have worked with the EPA to create an “Emission Cont...

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The congressional energy bill needs to be fixed

Oct. 15, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

How the clean energy bill was hijacked by lobbyists When the House of Representatives started working on a clean energy bill last winter, we were optimistic. After all, our country had just come off an election in which a large majority voted for ...

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Verizon Wireless is hearing us now

Oct. 6, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Verizon Wireless has responded to pressure from current and potential customers who expressed outrage at its sponsorship of a pro-coal, anti-environment rally on Labor Day. In a letter to the Center for Biological Diversity, Verizon Wireless's CEO...

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